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Unit Overview

This unit allows in-depth study of the heart of commercial activity, namely international sales. It explores the regulatory framework for sales, including commodities and other commercial sales transactions. The unit focuses on the 1980 Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) as the applicable law to two-thirds of the world's trade contracts, but also looks at parallels to the UK and Australian Sale of Goods Act. The unit builds on the core notions explored in LAWS6250 Foundations of International Commercial Law and examines the role of documentary trade in sale, and the various aspects of regulation of sales as well as demonstrating some of the problems presented by international shared commercial laws.
6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) critically asess the context of 'sales' in trade and commerce and (2) apply analytical and technical skills to critically evaluate the CISG and its role in governing international sales.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial group oral presentations and (2) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Martin Jarrett
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27 February - 1 March 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Students must attend every day of this intensive period. . Refer to the timetable website for session times and venues.
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